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Pribumi Cannot Lead Government Like UMNO, Says Annuar

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MALACCA – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will not be able to lead the government, especially in implementing initiatives championing the plight of the Malays and society as a whole, if the opposition wins the general election, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The Umno information chief said this was because Pribumi, which is headed by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, would not have a majority of parliamentary seats in the opposition government to form an administration.

“Muhyiddin said his party will replace Umno. If they want to replace Umno how many seats would they be contesting (in the next GE)? Will DAP, Amanah, PKR and PAS give way to them? Of course, not.

“Even if they (Pribumi) can win at most 50 seats (in Parliament) would they be able to determine the country’s administration? If not they can just be an insignificant party,” he said here Sunday night.

Annuar was speaking at an event in Ayer Keroh which was also attended by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, who is also Malacca Umno liaison committee chairman.

Annuar said Umno was established on the basis of the struggle to defend the Malays and the country as a whole, so how could a party like Pribumi which was built upon the discontentment of certain individuals replace Umno.

“Umno will not be threatened by the existence of PPBM (Pribumi). With only 30 applications to join the party, they say we are threatened. We (Umno) have millions of members. Why should we panic?” he said.

He said Pribumi’s membership was a blessing in disguise as Umno had been cleansed of those who were not loyal, adding that if they had been left unchecked, they would have become thorns in the flesh.

When met by reporters after the ceremony, Annuar said the politics of hate being sowed by the opposition among the people for political gain was deplorable.

“Their (the opposition) action of staging a walkout when the 2017 Budget was being tabled clearly shows their disrespect for the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) and having street demonstrations clearly shows they were trying to sow political hatred among the people,” he said.

He said the people must reject the politics of hate played up by the opposition in order to safeguard the country. – BERNAMA

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